meaning of Burggrave

Burggrave meaning in General Dictionary

Originally one appointed to the demand of a burg fortress or castle nevertheless name afterwards became genetic with a domain affixed

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  • initially, one appointed toward demand of a burg (fortress or palace); but the title afterwards became hereditary, with a domain affixed.

Burggrave meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) initially, one appointed on demand of a burg (fortress or castle); although name later became hereditary, with a domain attached.


Sentence Examples with the word Burggrave

An imperial officer, styled the burggrave of Nuremberg, who, however, seems to have been merely the military governor of the castle, and to have exercised no sway over the citizens, became prominent in the 12th century.

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